In HARDPRESSED, the highly anticipated second book of the Hacker Series that began with HARDWIRED, Blake and Erica face threats that put both their love and their lives on the line. Despite Blake Landon’s controlling ways, the young and wealthy hacker finally won the trust of the woman he loves. Internet entrepreneur Erica Hathaway broke down the walls that kept her from opening her heart and her business to Blake. Ready to start this new chapter in her life, Erica is determined not to let anything come between them, even if that means giving Blake back some of the control he craves in and out of the bedroom. But when demons from her past threaten their future, Erica makes a decision that could change their lives forever. The perfect new addiction for fans of Fifty Shades of Grey and Sylvia Day's Bared To You series.
The Guild of Truth is back . . . Sydney Spencer can’t get the image of the man she saw imprisoned in the basement of the Kratos building out of her head. Nor can she ignore the furious beating of her heart every time she thinks of him. Considering the fact that she already has a boyfriend, this is one complication she could do without. Yet three months without being able to shake her lustful thoughts has left her with one question: could it be possible that this man is her destined Mirror Mate? Determined to confront her mystery man and put an end to these traitorous feelings, Sydney tracks down where Kratos is hiding him along with more super-powered individuals, like herself. However, once free, Sydney realizes that the spark she felt before is nothing compared to the heat of being in her mystery man’s presence. Merrick Haskell has tried everything to keep thoughts of the green-eyed blonde out of his mind. He has more important things to focus on. Like escaping Vander Donahughe and destroying him. Being imprisoned and tortured for months has left its mark, and Merrick wants revenge. But an unexpected rescue finds Merrick thrown into Sydney’s company where he must battle a soul deep connection and stay his hand. After all, Sydney is a taken woman. Together Sydney and Merrick must race against the clock to find a missing text that could give Vander the very power he has been searching for, while at the same time resisting the intense attraction between them. Sensuality Level: Sensual
Devour all five books in the addictive #1 New York Times bestselling series that's sold over a million copies worldwide, perfect "for those who love Fifty Shades." (Heroes and Heartbreakers) Hardwired Erica Hathaway has had to work hard her whole life-first when she lost her parents and then to prove herself in the male-dominated tech world. The only thing she didn't prepare for was billionaire and rumored hacker Blake Landon. He's sexy, intimidating, and determined to win her over. But when Blake uncovers a dark secret from Erica's past, even he may not be able to protect her. Hardpressed Erica has broken down the walls that kept her from opening her heart and her business to Blake, and she's determined not to let anything come between them. But when demons from her past threaten their future, Erica makes a decision that could change their lives forever. Hardline Erica has given Blake her trust and her love, and he has no intention of letting her out of his life again. But when he tests the boundaries of her commitment, she is forced to face the dark desires he's kept hidden. As their bonds grow stronger, their enemies are closing in. With Erica's company in danger, Blake must protect her from those who would ruin her only to get to him. Hard Limit When life has torn them apart, Blake and Erica have always found their way back to each other, deeper in love and stronger than ever. But on the verge of making the ultimate commitment, Erica uncovers an unsettling chapter of Blake's history. As danger lurks and dark secrets come to light, will the past destroy their promise of forever? Hard Love Just when Blake and Erica think their troubles are safely behind them, Blake finds himself at the center of a massive scandal, haunted by the transgressions of his hacker past. But when he defies the authorities and refuses to seek the truth, will he let his past win? Or can Erica convince him that their life together is worth fighting for-now more than ever?
In the year 2054, the Thieves' Guild and the Mage's Circle have spent a decade locked in a war hidden in the shadows. With the Knights' Order destroyed in the third world war two decades prior, and the Tribe remaining neutral, there seems to be no one that can bring an end to the senseless violence between the former allies. Enter Abigail Stone.When a demon from Abigail's past attacks her and her lover, Kat, she finds herself thrust right into the middle of this conflict when Kat is forced to reveal herself as a member of the Thieves' Guild. In an attempt to protect Abigail and keep her out of the war, Kat gives her the Mark of the Thief which would steal away all memories surrounding the incident when removed.This proves to be easier said than done.When the mark surprisingly refuses the budge, Abigail is stuck with the proof of her knowledge in the form of an actual target on her back. Taking responsibility, Kat and her allies must protect Abigail from those on both sides who would wish to harm her for the mark she now bears.Now tied to three individuals who can shape her reality with their very presence, Abigail must embrace the change thrust upon her or succumb to the impending storm. Fortunately, Abigail is far from helpless. With a talent for breaking into technology, Abigail proves herself to not only be an invaluable asset but possibly the key to ending this war filled with magic, gods, and crime."Presence: The Marked" is the first book of the Presence series and depicts Abigail's transformation into an international criminal.
New Orleans attorney Jonathan Brooks is desperate to rebuild his law firm after Hurricane Katrina. Short on clients, he takes the only work he can find: a murky business deal in Ukraine. But after he lands in Kyiv, his client’s executive vanishes. Suspecting foul play, Jonathan enlists the help of a U.S. diplomat. But the next day they are brutally ambushed. Injured and racing against the clock, Jonathan embarks on a frantic search for clues through the back alleys of Kyiv to an abandoned town near Chernobyl. Meanwhile, Jonathan’s ex-wife Linda, a journalist, lands in North Korea to report on historic nuclear disarmament talks. She begins probing local officials, not realizing that she and Jonathan are both on a collision course with a deadly web of hackers, spies and assassins. To uncover the truth and save them both, Jonathan may have only one option: to go to Pyongyang with as much leverage as possible and try to make it out alive. Praise for THE PYONGYANG OPTION: “A.C. Frieden writes settings better than any thriller writer I know. From North Korea to Chernobyl to the Ukraine and post-Katrina New Orleans, Frieden’s ability to add the most telling details to a scene cast a spell that kept me glued to the page. Set in the recent past, The Pyongyang Option is not just a compelling espionage thriller, but one that neatly foreshadows the shifting, murky alliances intelligence officers are grappling with today. Don’t miss it.” —Libby Fischer Hellmann, author of the Jump Cut and War, Spies & Bobby Sox espionage thrillers “Jonathan Brooks returns in a masterfully-crafted, action-packed thriller that plunges readers into the intriguing depths of international espionage and a secretive regime.” —Francis Gary Powers, Jr., Founder and Chairman Emeritus, The Cold War Museum and author of Spy Pilot: Francis Gary Powers, the U-2 Incident, and a Controversial Cold War Legacy “Jonathan Brooks is the kind of character you’d follow anywhere. And A.C. Frieden serves up another delicious tangle of multi-layered suspense, international intrigue, regional flair, and heart-pounding action. A top-notch thriller.” —Lisa Towles, award-winning author of Choke and other books